Post # 1
So last week my sister/MOH calls me and asks me when I would like to have my bridal shower. Well, my bridesmaid who lives in AZ has mentioned before that she wants to see if we can plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower in the same time frame so she can make both events.
So, I tell my sister that I was thinking of coming down to my hometown (where the wedding is) a week and a half prior to the wedding anyways, so why not do the festivities the weekend before the wedding? IE, do the bachelorette party on Friday night, and do the bridal shower on Sunday afternoon.
After looking on the bee, I’ve noticed that people do their showers wayyy before the wedding. Would I be cutting it too close a week before the wedding??
Post # 3
It’s whatever you feel is right for your friends and family.
Personally, I think that a week before the wedding is a little close. There are going to be other details you’re going to be taking care of and that ties up two weekends for people.
Just my opinion.
Post # 4
it is a little close. your guests would have 2 weekends in a row booked for your wedding, and some people get gift fatigue. how far are you from your hometown? if you’re within a drive, i would try to come up another week for the shower and still have your bachelorette the week before.
ultimately, you know your guests. if you think the majority would be okay with this, go for it.
Post # 5
I just went to a shower a week before the wedding. It was fine–i was just grateful it wasn’t a really long shower. Showed up at 1, we left by 3:30.
Post # 6
I think it depends a lot on how many people you’d invite to the shower? I know that a lot of the bridal shower-goers will not be attending the bridal shower, or I would assume so. I think it’s a little odd and cutting it close, but if it works best for the majority I don’t see a problem with it.
Just don’t expect as many people to come to the shower – they’re going to think what the pp said about having to do wedding “stuff” two weekends in a row.
Post # 7
Flexibility is the key for all things wedding. If it means the people you want to attend can be there, then by all means hold it the weekend before the wedding.
Just make sure you have everything else done ahead of time so you can completely free up that time to have fun.
Post # 8
Shoot – okay. I’ll have to ask my mom what she thinks the guests will think. I know my close family (aunts, cousins, friends) won’t mind, because they’ll be excited, but it’s the others that I’m worried about.
@ejs4y8: maybe I’ll just have to make it short and sweet!
@kitzy: unfortunately I’m a 10 hour drive away from home.
Maybe I’ll just have to tell my AZ Bridesmaid or Best Man that I have to do it in March, when I’m down for my dress fitting. Oy vey!
Post # 9
I think it’s too close and asking a bit much from people.